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  • Jul7

    Tampere

    July 7, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    At two different times we made our way from Kulju to Tampere, the second biggest city of Finland. It is built on a strech of land between two big lakes which has a tower on the highest point with great views to the city and some walking paths around. There we had some coffee and local doughnuts. We also walked around the city and were introduced to many places and interesting information by our hosts. Tampere is an old industrial city and nowadays a lot of the old factories beside the river have been repurposed as museums, restaurants, bars and other things. We saw quite a few nice places so sit outside for a drink but at €7 for a beer they were a bit outside our budget! The one and only moomin museum can also be found here which we read and watched as children many times.Read more

  • Day4

    Tampere - day 3

    August 12, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    A little over 2 hours by train and you'll find yourself in Tampere, a nice city (with a lot of construction on the main road now, haha) surrounded by lakes. It has a few nice spots and viewingpoints, but the surroundings are much more impressive as we'll discover tomorrow :)!

  • Day248

    No People, No...

    September 5, 2019 in Finland ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    The chances to meet Finnish people on the street in Finland are almost the same to meeting wolves, let's say, in Qatar... Saying Hi to passerbies has no effect, in rare cases some people might give you a wry look though. But anyways, it helps to have the entire place to yourself and get such pictures without people silhouettes😂Read more

  • Day248

    Walking Dead

    September 5, 2019 in Finland ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    It was rather shocking to see this painting in the cathedral, next to the altar... It gave me another thought, not new though, about religion and faith and how distant they are from each other. How can you be afraid of the God that lives in your heart, the Universe and Oneness whose part you are yourself. MehRead more

  • Day8

    Tampere

    August 19, 2017 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today I took a train ride to Tampere, home city of friend Jana's family. I was going to go to Hameenlinna on the way home to see a Medieval Festival but it got wet and cold when I arrived so decided to keep going to Helsinki and go tomorrow morning . The forecast is for sunny skies. 🌞🌞

    Tampere was well worth the visit just to come across this group of kids singing in the Cathedral! ! They were beautiful.
    This city had a different vibe to Helsinki, this is the home of heavy/black metal music and the people here look a lot like the band members of Nightwish - men have long hair and plaited beards, woman have heavy eye make up and they generally wear black. There are "normal " people too but the other was very obvious. They appear to like all sorts of music.
    I stumbled across Blockfest -"The tenth Blockfest will be held in Tampere on August 18th -19th 2017. The city festival has sold out in advance every year and has become the biggest hip hop event in the Nordic countries in a very short period of time. " They are going cashless this year - you load up your wristband from your bank account! Very clever 💲💲
    Tampere is also the home of the Moomin Museum. I went on the hunt for that - well I had to.. I was there... my little Moomin keyring wanted me to, Harald didn't mind.
    For tea €10 buffet from Kampin pippuri, a Turkish style meal (or pizza!). I had the Turkish tucker- very yummy, lots of fresh beans and salads, nice soup and chunky meatballs 👍🍜
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